Russian stage star Ivan Mosjoukine plays the title role in this far-from-accurate biopic of legendary Italian lover Casanova. The main plot concerns itself with political intrigue, as Casanova travels from Venice to Russia and back again on a variety of “secret missions.” This doesn’t prevent him from enjoying the favors of several delectable females.
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A dramatised account of the events which led Sylvia Ashton-Warner to develop the revolutionary approach to teaching which won her worldwide acclaim. When Sylvia and her husband, arrive at a small country school (Puhoi), they find that many of the pupils cannot read. She finds that the dull, inflexible approach to teaching, as dictated by the Education Department, fails to engage the interest of these country kids, many of whom are Maori. When she develops a more exciting approach, officials become even more inflexible.
Matty is an actor whose career is on the fast track; however, he’s not able to handle the pressures of life in Hollywood, so he heads to Miami to recharge his emotional batteries. Given Miami’s night life, this might not have been the wisest choice he could have made, as he’s soon sunk deep in a sea of drink and drugs.
The search for sunken treasure provides the basis for this adventure that begins when a treasure hunter’s dive is sabotaged. He is diving off the shore of a remote tropical island that is the scene of an inter island war between rival native bands. While he is underwater, enemy natives cut his air hose. He manages to survive and make it to the beach still wearing his cumbersome diving suit. The stunned local cannibals immediately hail him as a sea god. This ruse comes in handy when he finds that evil rival treasure hunters also inhabit the lush isle.
An elderly couple go about their routine of cleaning their gabbeh (a intricately-designed rug), while bickering gently with each other. Magically, a young woman appears, helping the two clean the rug. This young woman belongs to the clan whose history is depicted in the design of the gabbeh, and the rug recounts the story of the courtship of the young woman by a stranger from the clan.
In this thriller, a man committed to an asylum for choking a woman with a scarf breaks out to prove his innocence. The trouble is, he doesn’t realize that he is innocent until he meets a woman wearing a scarf like the one he supposedly used to commit the crime.